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55 years after riots, Watts section of LA still bears scars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were no fires this time in Watts. There was no looting, no shooting and no National Guard troops patrolling. Protesters filled the streets around the country in late May and June following the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, demanding an end to police brutality. There was violence and looting […]

Police face new lawsuit, probes after Elijah McClain’s death

DENVER (AP) — A police department in suburban Denver faced a new set of investigations and legal problems Tuesday as scrutiny mounts over the death last year of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by officers, and other run-ins with people of color. McClain’s parents sued the Aurora Police Department and […]

Netflix series examines ‘perfect storm’ that felled NFL star

BOSTON (AP) —More than two yearsafter he killed himself in his prison cell, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s story still fascinates — and now it’s heading back to the small screen. Netflix is releasing “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” on Jan. 15. The three-part documentary examines the meteoric but troubled — and violent […]

Boston breathing easier after major raid on MS-13 gang

The streets are quieter these days in East Boston, but the marchers still gather in front of the police precinct house, as they have nearly every Thursday evening for the past four summers, after a rash of brutal killings and attempted murders by the violent street gang MS-13 struck fear into residents of this majority Latin American neighborhood.

Connecticut gang enforcer gets 18 years in prison

A man described by federal authorities as an “enforcer” for a Connecticut  gang affiliated with the Bloods street gang has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

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